The Independent Panel on the HST has released its report.
“It’s Your Decision” examines the positives and negatives of the HST and the PST/GST sales tax systems based on their impact on families, businesses, the economy, and the Provincial Government.
Since January, the Panel has gathered detailed information about each sales tax to present to British Columbians.
The Panel has:
-Reviewed and analyzed the positives and negatives of the HST and PST/GST
-Commissioned an economic study by Ernie Stokes, Managing Partner with The Centre for Spatial Economics, in Toronto
-Reviewed and considered almost 90 submissions
-Produced the report: It’s Your decision
The Panel’s report has been issued directly to British Columbians to provide useful information to assist voters in making their decision in the mail-in referendum ballot on June 24, 2011.
You can read the report online. Print copies are also available at the SFU Library.